Evaluation of FVNS Solvers for Structures in Tidal Flow

Robert Stringer, Jun Zang

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In an attempt to accurately predict the von Kármán vortex shedding and associated forces of a cylindrical structure subject to tidal flow, a numerical environment is proposed and tested using two prominent Finite Volume Navier-Stokes (FVNS) solvers. The methodology has been developed through extensive literary exploration and iterative testing with the aim of generating an accessible
means of analysis and to compare the solvers by closely matching the setup environments. A second study on cross-flow tidal turbine performance is also ongoing; although this is not discussed here, presentation of preliminary results at the workshop is intended.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
EventOxford Tidal Energy Workshop - Oxford, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Mar 201230 Mar 2012


ConferenceOxford Tidal Energy Workshop
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


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